It’s difficult to visit Greece and not have a magical moment. Open skies and oceans speckled with islands, homemade tzatziki, and sharp feta, and thought-provoking modern art all come together for unforgettable memories. Greece will awaken you and remind you of how beautiful the world really is. And that’s exactly what you need -- a real retreat where you can step away from the daily stresses of life, and Greece is the perfect place to do so! Here are a few luxury hotels in Greece perfect for treating yourself:
1. Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort
Located on the outskirts of the quaint fishing village of Sissi, the Kalimera Kriti features a mile of pristine white sands, hidden coves, and colorful sunsets. The clean, warm waters invite you for a swim and its wonderful landscape beckons you to explore by bike or even on foot!
Furnished in traditional Cretan style, all rooms and bungalows are designed with a combination of elegance and comfort. The brand new Spa & Beauty Centre offers a selection of signature treatments and massages. Treatment rooms cater to singles or couples and offer a chromotherapy bathtub, two large saunas, a steam and foot bath, private dressing rooms, and an atmospheric relaxing area.
Close by, golf lovers can visit Crete's Golf Club -- only a short 20 minutes away. History buffs can visit the Monastery of St. George Selinaris, a 16th-century chapel that is considered miraculous -- there are various legends concerning miracles of healing and divine punishment.
2. Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Considered the ultimate hideaway with luxury guest rooms, Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas has a unique waterfront location. You’ll experience outstanding personalized service at any of the seven accommodation clubs with corresponding features, services, and privileges. But, what we’d really like to highlight is the Yachting Club.
Positioned on the Northeastern coast of Crete, the Yachting Club Villas offer supreme comfort for the most discerning guests. Relax in style here with high-tech facilities, like a heated pool and cutting-edge gym, that create the ultimate waterfront paradise. You can even arrive in your very own private jet, making your time at the Yachting Club Villas a truly personalized, VIP experience.
3. Nafpila Palace
Nestled atop the Bronze Age acropolis of Akronafplia with awe-inspiring views across the Bay of Argolisis, the Nafplia Palace hotel is a must-see, even if you aren’t staying there. Designed by an award-winning architect, the luxurious hotel features a new collection of beautiful villas and bungalows -- rightfully called the jewel of the Peloponnese.
The Palace has two bars and three restaurants to suit your mood, 51 hotel rooms, and 33 individually designed villas with private heated pools or outdoor jacuzzis.
The city itself is often compared to a living museum. It was named after one of Poseidon’s sons and became the first capital of modern Greece in 1823, but after the local unrest, the King moved capital rights to Athens. In Nafplion, you’ll see architectural styles from the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman empires. Bring your camera, because this is without a doubt one of the most beautiful towns in the Peloponnese.
4. Amphitryon Hotel
A sister hotel to Nafplia Palace, The Amphitryon Hotel is one of Nafplion’s rare gems. Famous visitors from all over the world have stayed here. Located a short five minutes from the historical city center, all 42 rooms and three suites offer out-of-this-world panoramic views across the island of Bourtzi. Public Arvanitia beach is practically right beyond your doorstep, and a short walk away, you can wander down quaint streets lined with Venetian and Greek neo-classical buildings.
Every small detail oozes luxury, giving an overwhelming sense of calm and well-being. This sophisticated boutique hotel offers pure elegance and unparalleled service in a friendly, home-away-from-home atmosphere.
At the cozy piano lounge, you can relax by the fireplace -- a natural gathering spot for guests who want to chat or curl up with a good book. At the concierge, you can arrange limousine or helicopter service, and maid service is offered twice daily. You can even order room service for a romantic dinner on your veranda deck overlooking the infinite blue.